HISTORY OF HIERBAS Hierbas liquor is a traditional alcoholic beverage that originated in the Spanish island of Ibiza. It is a type of herbal liqueur made by macerating a variety of local herbs and spices in anise-flavored spirit, along with other ingredients such as lemon, orange peel, and cinnamon. The history of Hierbas liquor dates back to the Middle Ages, when the Arab influence in the Mediterranean region brought new distillation techniques to the area. These techniques were later adopted by the Spanish and the Balearic Islands, including Ibiza. Initially, Hierbas liquor was produced in monasteries and convents, where monks and nuns experimented with different blends of herbs and spices to create a unique flavor. The recipe was then passed down from generation to generation within families and became a part of the island's cultural heritage. In the early 20th century, Hierbas liquor started to be produced commercially, with a few local distilleries specializing in the production of the beverage. However, it was not until the 1950s and 1960s, with the advent of mass tourism to Ibiza, that the popularity of Hierbas liquor spread beyond the island. Today, Hierbas liquor is recognized as a symbol of Ibiza and is enjoyed both locally and internationally. It is often consumed as an aperitif or digestif, and is sometimes mixed with other beverages to create cocktails. Despite its commercial success, many families on the island still produce their own version of Hierbas liquor using traditional recipes and methods.

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